But we end up taking the irresistible plunge into the depths anyway...
There is a gentle sensuality and a delicate, fragile beauty as well as a rawness in Lisa's art that reaches out and resonates with our personal world, and I daresay, vulnerability; sometimes even drowning us unforgivingly in the intricate and emotive complexity that her work offers us.
Lisa shares with us her personal reasons for creating certain artworks, why she can't part with her artwork Solace, her affinity with birds and why she's never boarded a plane before.
|agony & ecstasy|
Pick up to three artworks that are most meaningful/personal to you.
Tell us something about you we don’t know, maybe something quirky or awkward or unique – something that makes you who you are.
I have this great affinity with birds and yet, I have a fear of flying and have never set foot in a plane. The irony of this is not lost on me :-)
Is there anything you’d like to tell other artists and people reading this? Any words of inspiration to encourage or stimulate creativity in society?
I am certainly not one to offer advice to others, but the advice that I always give to myself and try to adhere to, is this. Stay true to yourself, I know it is cliche, but i feel, it keeps art meaningful, and hence, enjoyable to create. Draw the things that make YOU happy and not what you feel others expect or want you to draw. Never be afraid to draw what lays within your darker recesses, openly express and explore all the opportunities that your imagination offers you, allowing you to grow artistically and not become stagnant. The only words of inspiration i can offer to encourage creativity is simply, DRAW…..just draw, pick up and pencil and draw :-) I can’t imagine life without drawing.
More works by Lisa Murphy that caught my eye:
|Power of a Dream|
|Waiting for the Sunshine|
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